Sunday 30 July 2017

British Championship Update

After 2 rounds of the Championship, Alex Richardson is on 1/2 point. A loss against IM James Adair in the 1st round was followed by a draw in today's 2nd round match.

Simon Edward leads the field with 2/2 in the Major Open and will be looking to make it 3 in a row when he plays an opponent rated almost 160 points below him in the 3rd round. Colin Davison is on 50%, with a win in the first round and a loss in the 2nd. Jacob Boswell drew his first round match but lost in the 2nd round.

Jacob is also playing in the U16 Championship and won his opening match.

Sam Parry of Cheddleton, playing in the U12 Championship, drew his opening game,.

Joe Hirst of Newcastle Juniors, playing in the U11 Championship, finished joint 29th out of 52, with a score of 3/7. 

In the Weekend U120 Yates tournament, Julian Hawthorne finished joint 6th out of 68, with a score of 3.5/5. Martin Gill was joint 16th with 3/5 and Les Hall stayed awake long enough to finish joint 27th with 2.5/5. Seriously though, a great effort by Les as he lost his 2 opening matches but recovered to score 2.5 from his last 3 matches.